April 23, 2009


Description

Since 2004 a Joint Industry Project (JIP) has been in operation to develop the capability to repair pipelines in water depths from 1,000 to 10,000 feet seawater. The first Phase of the JIP identified and evaluated diverless pipeline repair methods and available repair tools (leak clamps and connectors). The second Phase consisted of qualification testing a novel low-CAPEX method of using structural repair clamps as connectors to affect a spool piece repair.
This paper shows details of how Hurricanes Katrina and Rita impacted the thinking of the JIP participants on repair methods and tools, and led to the recent formation of DW RUPE Repair Tools, a Co-Ownership Group consisting of four founding co-owners – Enterprise Partners, Enbridge, BP and ENI - for purchasing and storing $12-million in repair system components for emergency call-out. The tools and equipment will be ready for call-out by September 2008. The Co-Ownership group is open to new members.
 
The RUPE in DW RUPE stands for "Response to Underwater Pipeline Emergencies", and is patterned after the shallow-water RUPE Repair Tools Co-Ownership Project that has been in operation for 30 years, and now has over 30 co-owners worldwide.

Featured Speakers

Speaker Ray R. Ayers, Ph.D., P.E.
RUPE & DW RUPE Project Manager Stress Engineering Services   ·         Education: o   BS in Civil Engineering – University of Mississippi o   MSE in Solid Mechanics – University of Alabama-Huntsville o   PhD in Civil Engineering – University of Houston ·         Experience: o   31 years in Deepwater Research Management with Shell, …

RUPE & DW RUPE Project Manager
Stress Engineering Services
 

·         Education:


o   BS in Civil Engineering – University of Mississippi


o   MSE in Solid Mechanics – University of Alabama-Huntsville


o   PhD in Civil Engineering – University of Houston


·         Experience:


o   31 years in Deepwater Research Management with Shell, retired 1999


o   9 years as Staff Consultant, Stress Engineering Services


·         Current Technical Interests:


o   Polyester Moorings Technology Development


o   Deepwater Pipeline Repair


·         Recent Accomplishments:


o   Formed DW RUPE Pipeline Repair Co-Ownership group – 2007


o   Received MMS Corporate Leadership Award for Polyester Mooring Technology Development and DW Pipeline Repair - 2008

Full Description



Organizer

David Flores


Date and Time

Thu, April 23, 2009

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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Location

Greenspoint Club

16925 North Chase Dr.
Houston, Texas 77060